Insect bites and stings: antimicrobial prescribing - NG182
Guidance sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for insect bites and stings in adults, young people& children aged 72 hours and over, including those that occurred while travelling outside the UK. It aims to limit antibiotic use& reduce antibiotic resistance. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Broken Phillies' playoff odds come crashing down and it 'feels like a bad dream'
The Phillies entered the day with a 66.6% chance of making the postseason, according to FanGraphs' simulations. They ended the day at 33.2%. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Natural history of uncomplicated urinary tract infection without antibiotics: a systematic review
Review (3 RCTs, n=346) states duration of symptoms without use of antibiotics remains unclear, but some women appear to improve or become symptom free spontaneously (with most improvement in the first 9 days) and others failed to improve or became worse over a variable timespan. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Qualitative analysis of views on urinary infections in pregnancy and antimicrobial resistance
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a health risk as it can lead to life-threatening infections. There has been a rise in resistant urinary tract infections (UTIs) which is the most common infection in pregnancy. This can be challenging in pregnancy due to the additional need to safeguard foetal development. The study's aim was to explore views about AMR in women who experienced UTIs in pregnancy. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pathogenic bacteria leaks from Chinese state-owned vaccine plant, infects thousands
(Natural News) Thousands of residents in the city of Lanzhou, the capital of China’s northwest Gansu province, have been diagnosed with a highly infectious bacterial disease after exposure to contaminated fumes from a pharmaceutical facility. According to a Sept. 16 report by the South China Morning Post, health authorities announced that 3,245 people tested positive for... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biden-Harris will protect Big Tech and allow continued censorship of conservative, pro-America voices
(Natural News) With big tech firms facing increasing scrutiny under the Trump administration, experts are now saying that a Biden-Harris administration could benefit Silicon Valley. Tech companies are currently facing a number of probes and investigations. Facebook and Google are currently facing probes from dozens of state attorneys general in separate cases amid broad concerns about... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

INHALE the COVID: Beijing has approved a nasal spray vaccine for clinical trials
(Natural News) Scientists from China are working on a vaccine candidate for the coronavirus that will deliver the vaccine as a nasal spray. The vaccine candidate — already greenlit by Beijing for phase I human testing — was developed by researchers from Xiamen University and the University of Hong Kong, together with the manufacturer Beijing Wantai... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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Reductions in Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Clostridium difficile Infection and Intensive Care Unit-Acquired Bloodstream Infection Across the United Kingdom Following Implementation of a National Infection Control Campaign
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Clostridium difficile infections declined across the UK National Health Service in the decade that followed implementation of an infection control campaign. The national impact on intensive care unit (ICU)-acquired infections has not been documented. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

BLOWOUT: Coronavirus relief spending will cause federal debt to increase to 104 percent of GDP by next year
(Natural News) The ongoing Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, including federal relief efforts to blunt its impact on the economy, will cloud the U.S.’s long-term fiscal outlook for decades to come. This analysis comes from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), which released new forecasts Monday, showing that federal debt will likely surge to 104 percent in 2021 and be... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NYPD officer arrested for spying on behalf of communist China
(Natural News) Federal authorities arrested on Sept. 22, an officer of the New York City Police Department (NYPD) and a U.S. Army reservist over allegations of espionage for China. Baimadajie Angwang, a 33-year-old ethnic Tibetan who later on became a naturalized U.S. citizen, referred to himself as a Chinese “asset” – according to the Federal... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Electronic hand hygiene monitoring: accuracy, impact on the Hawthorne effect and efficiency
This paper aims to evaluate a type five electronic monitoring system (EMS) for hand hygiene (HH) adherence with respect to accuracy and ability to avoid the Hawthorne effect. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Development of aTool to Assess Evidence for Causality in Studies Implicating Sink Drains as a Reservoir for Hospital-Acquired Gammaproteobacterial Infection
Decades of studies document an association between Gammaproteobacteria in sink drains and hospital-acquired infections, but the evidence for causality is unclear. The authors aimed to develop a tool to assess the quality of evidence for causality in research studies that implicate sink drains as reservoirs for hospital-acquired Gammaproteobacterial infections. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'It's a revolution': Violent BLM/Antifa rioters ATTACK gay men, PUPPIES, liberals, REPORTERS, demand ALLEGIANCE under threat
(Natural News) You can’t be woke enough to be safe from harm while the BLM/ANTIFA revolution is underway. You can only join their fight or be attacked. Even if you’re a gay, liberal, D.C. resident carrying your rainbow flag. (Article by Fred T republished from TheRightScoop.com) You can’t be ethnic enough, working class enough, average... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The economic benefits of surgical site infection prevention in adults: a systematic review
Surgical site infections (SSIs) present a significant burden to healthcare and patients in terms of excess length of stay, distress, disability and death. SSI risk and the associated economic burden may be reduced through adherence to prevention guidelines although the irreducible minimum is unclear. This paper aims to evaluate the methods used to estimate the cost-effectiveness of prevention strategies for all SSIs. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Healthcare workers' attitudes to how hand hygiene performance is currently monitored and assessed
This study explored the HCW perspective on direct observation (DO) as a gold standard for HH monitoring. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hand hygiene and caring for your hands has never been so important
Washing your hands is an effective way to help reduce the spread of coronavirus, protecting yourself and your patients. However, frequent hand washing can lead to and exacerbate dry skin issues including contact dermatitis – a painful, debilitating condition which may require nursing staff to be moved out of clinical areas due to the risk of infection. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Using Infection Control to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance
Free online course- This online course will explore the growing problem of antimicrobial-resistant infections in health and social care settings. The course will enable you to understand why effective infection control measures will allow us to combat the growing problem of antimicrobial resistant infections. It will also offer practical guidance on how to protect patients, clients and residents from acquiring healthcare-associated infections. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

China ’s Pledge to Be Carbon Neutral by 2060: What It Means
Under international pressure to do more to address global warming, Xi Jinping made a surprise commitment to drastically reduce... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kids, Sleep, and COVID: Times Have Changed Kids, Sleep, and COVID: Times Have Changed
COVID-19 had led to a whole host of sleep problems in children of all ages.CHOP Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

A single-shot coronavirus vaccine from Johnson & Johnson will be tested in 60,000 people
The experimental vaccine is the fourth to enter the final stage of testing in the United States. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carolyn Y. Johnson Source Type: news

Covid-19: Health workers 'sick' with fear at thought of second wave
An NHS boss says staff anxiety is the highest he has seen in 30 years as Covid-19 cases rise again. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Plastic face shields DON'T work
Lead researcher Lakoto Tsubokura, from the Riken Centre in Japan, said he would not recommend wearing face shields in the place of face masks. His simulations revealed they offer limited protection. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19: guidance for first responders, PHE (updated 22nd September 2020)
Update in this version (published 22nd September) - updates to section 3 (the definition of a'contact') and section 10 (advice for emergency service staff). Update in version published 30th July - updated the self-isolation period from 7 to 10 days for individuals in the community with COVID-19 symptoms or a positive test result. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Experts Predict What Socializing Will Be Like This Fall And Winter
Here's what to expect with gatherings and activities over the colder months of the coronavirus pandemic. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Use of the NHS COVID-19 app in schools and further education colleges, DforE, DHSC (published 22nd September 2020)
Actions for schools and further education colleges when using the NHS COVID-19 app in education settings. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS Test and Trace (England) and coronavirus testing (UK) statistics: 3 September to 9 September 2020, DHSC (updated 22nd September 2020)
Experimental statistics for weeks 1 to 15 of NHS Test and Trace contact tracing in England and coronavirus testing (UK). 22 September 2020 Added HTML version of publication. 17 September 2020 First published. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid-19 carriers with no symptoms are 'just as likely to transmit the virus'
One study of South Korean Covid-19 cases revealed those without symptoms - known as being asymptomatic - had just as many viruses in their bodies as those showing signs of illness. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The museum closed first. As in many states, New Mexico's small towns bear the brunt of the pandemic
As the federal government is cutting funding to states, municipalities like Lordsburg, N.M., are struggling with unemployment and a devastated tax base. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kurtis Lee Source Type: news

Why Tens Of Thousands Of People Are Key To Testing A COVID-19 Vaccine
Volunteers getting the shot help determine if a candidate vaccine works. But what with social distancing and masks, scientists must discern if it's the shot or these other measures preventing illness.(Image credit: Taimy Alvarez/AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joe Palca Source Type: news

Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: what you can and can't do, Cabinet Office (updated 22nd September 2020)
Update in this version (published 22nd September 2020) - page updated in line with latest government guidance. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What My Sled Dogs Taught Me About Planning for the Unknown
Working with them in the wilderness means negotiating countless shifting variables. Sounds a lot like the world we ’re living in. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Blair Braverman Tags: Dog Sledding Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Dogs Quarantine (Life and Culture) Source Type: news

Sticker Shock in the Pharmacy
For chronically ill patients, decisions about whether to pay or go without medications are life-or-death battles that must be fought over and over again. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Stephanie Talmadge Tags: Diabetes Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Health Insurance and Managed Care Insulin Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Generic Brands and Products Source Type: news

Covid-19 May Have a Hidden Impact on the Heart
Should that change how we think about its risks? This is what the research tells us. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kim Tingley Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) College Athletics Heart Exercise Athletics and Sports Football (College) Research Source Type: news

Staying alert and safe, Cabinet Office (updated 22nd September 2020)
This guidance states that the most important thing we can all do in fighting coronavirus is to stay alert. We must control the spread of the virus, in order to protect the NHS and save lives. Update in this version (published 22nd September 2020) - page updated in line with the latest government guidance. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Ontario could slow its growth in COVID-19 cases
With Ontario reporting its highest daily number of COVID-19 cases since early May on Tuesday, there are mounting calls for the government to take more actions to slow the spread of the virus now, in an effort to avoid a full-scale lockdown later. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

We looked at every confirmed COVID-19 case in Canada. Here's what we found
CBC News has dug deep into the data on over 120,000 COVID-19 cases collected by the Public Health Agency of Canada to examine how the illness affects the young, the elderly, men and women in order to better understand what's most likely to land you in hospital — or worse. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada Source Type: news

Boris Johnson admits coronavirus outbreak could be doubling every 20 days
The Prime Minister said today that 'this is the moment when we must act' as he announced that current social distancing rules in England would likely last for another six months. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

F.D.A. to Release Stricter Guidelines for Emergency Vaccine Authorization
The new guidelines underscore the fact that a vaccine is highly unlikely before the election. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Noah Weiland and Sharon LaFraniere Tags: United States Politics and Government Clinical Trials Vaccination and Immunization Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Trump, Donald J Food and Drug Administration your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

Discontinuation of Hydroxychloroquine in Older SLE Patients Discontinuation of Hydroxychloroquine in Older SLE Patients
Hydroxychloroquine is an effective treatment for SLE, but long-term use may increase the risk for adverse events. At what point should discontinuation be considered?Arthritis Research & Therapy (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Serum Prednisolone and Corticosteroid Adherence in Asthma Serum Prednisolone and Corticosteroid Adherence in Asthma
Serum prednisolone measurements may be an effective means of monitoring adherence to oral corticosteroid treatment in severe asthma patients.BMC Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

New and Emerging Targeted Therapies for Vascular Malformations New and Emerging Targeted Therapies for Vascular Malformations
New insights into the genetic origins and molecular mechanisms of vascular malformations have led to the emergence of targeted molecular therapies, including sirolimus, a direct mTOR inhibitor.American Journal of Clinical Dermatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Cystic Fibrosis and COVID-19 Cystic Fibrosis and COVID-19
Although many physicians believed that cystic fibrosis patients would be hard-hit by COVID-19, that has not happened. How has this group managed the pandemic so well?Southern Medical Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

The Aftermath of Coronavirus Disease 2019 The Aftermath of Coronavirus Disease 2019
Once the COVID-19 emergency is over, what changes might it bring to the field of nephrology?Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Liver Involvement and Mortality in SARS-CoV-2 Patients Liver Involvement and Mortality in SARS-CoV-2 Patients
This paper describes the prevalence and the evolution of liver involvement over time in SARS-CoV-2 infection, and its impact on patients'clinical course and mortality.Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

AF in HF: Is the Case Settled for Catheter Ablation? AF in HF: Is the Case Settled for Catheter Ablation?
A new meta-analysis furthers the evidence for the benefits of catheter ablation in patients with heart failure.European Heart Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Impact of Overweight and Obesity on Thyroid Cancer Incidence Impact of Overweight and Obesity on Thyroid Cancer Incidence
The incidence of papillary thyroid cancer is on the rise in recent years, as is the prevalence of obesity. Is there a connection?Journal of the National Cancer Institute (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Mycobacterial Testing Trends, United States, 2009-2015 Mycobacterial Testing Trends, United States, 2009-2015
A new report examines the rates of mycobacterial testing and the prevalence of nontuberculous mycobacteria lung disease in recent years.Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Mouth cancer symptoms: The taste in your mouth that may signal the deadly disease
MOUTH cancer can develop in most parts of the mouth so the symptoms can vary. One telltale sign is a certain taste in your mouth - have you tasted this? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

200,000 dead as Trump vilifies science, prioritizes politics
The Trump administration has prioritized politics over science at key moments over the past six months, refusing to follow expert advice that might have contained the spread of the novel coronavirus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Over 200,000 People Have Died in the US: Live Covid-19 Updates
Over 200,000 people have died in the United States, a staggering toll that comes as the virus spreads to places that were spared early on. Saudi Arabia takes steps to reopen Mecca. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Source Type: news